David and I head back to Sheets Draw in southern Capital Reef National Park for try number two to find Sheets Draw Arch. We take a jeep trail that climbs the reef on the north side of Sheets Draw and hike higher along the cliff edges so we can look into the deep canyon. It is hot so we limit how much hiking we do.
Along the way we find a rock pool teaming with very large fairy shrimp but almost no animal signs are found in this area. No arch either. Strike two for this arch. However we are narrowing the area that it can be hiding in.
In the end, it was another nice day to hike and enjoy the surroundings, away from people, computers, responsibilities and the general confusion of every day life. Hiking southern Utah is escapism for me. It recharges me and gives me a different perspective of “that other life” I live.